featuring the Vancouver Chamber Choir: director – Jon Washburn
1. Sonnet 43 “How Do I Love Thee?”
How do I love thee? – Let me count the ways! – I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of Being and Ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of everyday’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right,
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise!
I love thee with the passion, put to use
In my old griefs, …and with my childhood’s faith! I love thee with the love I seemed to lose
With my lost Saints! – I love thee with the breath, Smiles, tears, of all my life!
– and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death.
“How Do I Love Thee?” is a movement from the choral suite “LOVE IN PUBLIC“
only two other movements from the suite are available separately: (click on these links)
“Beloved, Say Again“
“Beloved, Thou Hast Brought me Many Flowers?“
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